Aviation - Practice Areas | Ellis And Partners Legal Practitioners



With over 33 years of experience in the aviation sector, Ellis & Partners is regarded as the leading aviation law firm in Namibia. We have become specialists in the field as we possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of the local and international aviation industry, which includes operational, regulatory, commercial, financing and insurance aspects of this versatile, fast moving and complex industry.

Amongst other notable achievements, we successfully moved the application, on behalf of the first privately owned Namibian airline, for the granting of  a scheduled air transport service license to such airline, which allows it to conduct scheduled passenger services from and within Namibia.

Air services in Namibia are regulated by the Air Services Act No. 51 of 1949 and the Civil Aviation Act No. 6 of 2016. An air service may only be rendered under either a scheduled, non-scheduled, aerial work or flying training air service license (issued by the Transportation Commission of Namibia under the Air Services Act), coupled with an Air Operator Certificate (issued by the Namibia Civil Aviation Authority under the Civil Aviation Act). We have filed countless successful applications for the granting, amendment or renewal of air service licenses with the Transportation Commission of Namibia.

Our knowledge of the aviation sector is as much technical as it is operational and legal.